Caitlin DeSilvey and Minie Smith
OH419-01: Bill Scarborough was hired as foreman by Northwestern Energy in 2002 to handle the hydro operations and maintenance of the Milltown Dam. When Northwestern took over the Montana Power Company’s operations, they had no hydro staff. They sold all MPC dams to PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light) with the exception of Milltown Dam. Mike Haenke had worked with Bill previously and was hired in 2004 by Northwestern to assist Bill in carrying out the dam operations. The interview covers the recent history of Milltown Dam after the takeover by Northwestern. They provide descriptions of the day-to-day operation of the turbines and generators. In addition, they discuss the preparation for and the activities beginning the decommissioning of the dam.
Milltown Dam, Milltown, Montana; Scarborough, Bill, 1938-; Haenke, Mike 1943-;
Milltown Oral History Project OH-419, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound disc (53 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
Scarborough, Bill and Haenke, Mike, "Bill Scarborough and Mike Haenke interview" (2007). Milltown Oral History Project. OH 419-01.